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The Tree of Scarlet Berries

rowan berries - polaroid sx-70

The rain gullies the garden paths
And tinkles on the broad sides of grass blades.
A tree, at the end of my arm, is hazy with mist.
Even so, I can see that it has red berries,
A scarlet fruit,
Filmed over with moisture.
It seems as though the rain,
Dripping from it,
Should be tinged with colour.
I desire the berries,
But, in the mist, I only scratch my hand on the thorns.
Probably, too, they are bitter.

~The Tree of Scarlet Berries by Amy Lowell

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  • Reply
    29 July 2011 at 19:57

    What a beautiful poem, and a gorgeous photo to go along with it. Are those berries from an ash tree?

    • Reply
      29 July 2011 at 21:55

      Hi Ashley – yes, i think it’s a rowan which is a type of ash tree – i love the berries at this time of year :)

  • Reply
    29 July 2011 at 23:04

    lovely polaroid!

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    kim klassen
    26 August 2011 at 22:09

    oh yes… beautiful words and image… truly…

    thanks for sharing at SS.. xxo

    • Reply
      26 August 2011 at 23:15

      thanks, kim :) x

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